I have just updated The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. New this month: following the interest in the vintage copy of Radio News posted last time, we have added another issue - from January 1967; we have a fascinating interview with Radio 270's Paul Burnett carried out by Steve England (this photo of Paul courtesy of Greg Bance); Lucas Graham, son of Radio London's Mike Lennox, hopes to make a documentary film about his late father. We have the trailer; and we remember song-writer Geoff Stephens who passed away on Christmas Eve. Geoff wrote, or co-wrote, numerous hits during the sixties, was the man behind the New Vaudeville Band and co-wrote the much loved song 'We Love the Pirates'. Many thanks to everyone who has supported or contributed to the site during 2020. Happy new year to you all. http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/
RIP Martin Smith
It is with great sadness that we share the news with you about the passing away of Martin Smith, one of our longest serving staff members.
Way over a decade Martin was a member of the Seagull crew. He was a skilled radio-presenter but also a brilliant voice-over. His deep voice can still be heard on Radio Seagull in trailers, promo’s, commercials and announcements. In 2011 he was part of the crew on board the Radio Seagull ship Jenni Baynton when it was anchored 8 miles off the Dutch coast. He put his experiences on paper in an article called :”An offshore rookie”, telling how much he enjoyed his time on board.
Martin leaves an emptiness behind, of course with his family and close friends. But also with all the people at Radio Seagull, on both sides of the radio !
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Tomorrow on August 14th Radio Channel 292 will air some special programs in remembrance of the close down of the Offshore Stations off the English coast On 3955, 6070 and 9670 kHz
For further details please check the schedules on our homepage
New shortwave radio station Radio Classic Sunday 5940 KHZ will look back on the offshore radiostations of that time on 30-08-2020 from 09:00 to 12:00. Music from that time and many jingles from that time. Caroline, Mi Amigo, Laser 558, Radio Veronica, voice of Peace and many more will be featured that morning. Disc jockeys Mart Walther, Rene van Elst and Jan Staphorst are the initiators behind this opportunity radio station.
The broadcast will be broadcast all over Europe via shortwave on 5940 KHZ AM. The broadcasts will later be available on the internet. Would you like to respond now or request a special radio tune, record? mail to request firstname.lastname@example.org
More info https://www.radioclassicsunday.nl/
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